New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education Volume 2008, Issue 120. Research Article. The meaning and role of emotions in adult learning. John M. Dirkx. Professor of higher, adult, and lifelong education, Michigan State University. Search for more papers by this author. John M. Dirkx.Cited by: 306. Sep 15, 2008 · New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education Volume 2008, Issue 119. Research Article. Adult learning theory for the twenty‐first century. Sharan B. Merriam. University of Georgia, Athens. Search for more papers by this author. Sharan B. Merriam. University of Georgia, Athens.Cited by: 167.
Adult learners have a different approach to learning. By the time you reach adulthood, you’re most likely responsible for your own success and you’re perfectly capable of making your own decisions once you have the information you need. May 09, 2013 · The Adult Learning Theory - Andragogy. Malcolm Shepherd Knowles (1913 – 1997) was an American educator well known for the use of the term Andragogy as synonymous to adult education. According to Malcolm Knowles, andragogy is the art and science of adult learning, thus andragogy refers to any form of adult learning. (Kearsley, 2010).Author: Christopher Pappas.
For many, achieving a college degree is a lifelong dream, characterized by opportunity, hope for a bright future, long-term career options, and an overall improved quality of life. Yet, access to American higher education continues to be limited by complex structures and systems such as financial barriers, expectation gaps in learning between high schools and colleges, and unclear student Cited by: 24. Besides this widened perception of adult learning another development challenged the understanding of ‘adult education’ in the last decades: The field of adult education worldwide went through a process of growth and differentiation, in which a scholarly, scientific approach emerged.